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Seniors & their feet

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The older you are the more likely you are to experience pain in your feet, knees or lower limbs, particularly from patients whose employment has involved prolonged periods of standing. This is why for seniors the value of podiatry is much more than just the removal of ingrown toenails or corns. 

Problems with our feet can be the first sign of more serious medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, nerve and circulatory disorders. That is why it is important to pay attention to your feet and seek medical attention as soon as you notice a problem. 

PK Podiatry Centre provides seniors with specialist podiatry services, delivered with respect and genuine care. We’ll make you feel comfortable during your treatment and take the time to explain your condition.

Tips to help seniors care for their feet

  • Avoid pressure from shoes that don’t fit right.
  • Keep feet clean, warm and dry. 
  • Check your feet regularly, or if you are unable to see your feet adequately, ask for help.
  • Keep blood circulating to your feet as much as possible. Do this by putting your feet up when you are sitting or lying down, stretching if you’ve had to sit for a long while, walking, having a gentle foot massage, or taking a warm foot bath.
  • Trim toenails straight across. Avoid cutting nails too short. 
  • Avoid exposing your feet to cold temperatures.
  • Don’t sit for long periods of time (especially with your legs crossed).
  • Don’t smoke because it decreases blood supply and increases the chance of swelling and other circulatory problems.
  • Avoid walking barefoot and wear comfortable shoes that fit well.

 

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